Dr. Kenneth Gersing, MD, serves as the Director of Informatics for the Division of Clinical Innovation at National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), National Institutes of Health and is the clinical lead of the N3C initiative. His focus is on the advancement of integrated health and research data and the use of informatics technology to translate discovery data into improved patient outcomes. Before joining NCATS, he served as the director of clinical information services in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at Duke University Medical Center. At Duke, Dr. Gersing’s work focused on the use of evidence-based electronic information systems to improve quality and efficacy of mental health care. In 1999, Dr. Gersing created MindLinc, an electronic medical record and practice management system, and served as the chief information officer for the system until December 2015.
Dr. Gersing earned his medical degree in 1993 at the University of Washington in Seattle and completed his psychiatric residency at Duke in 1997.